Nadifa Mohamed

Author, The Orchard of Lost Souls

Somali-born Nadifa Mohamed is the author of Black Mamba Boy, which was longlisted for the 2010 Orange Prize, shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, John Lleweyln Rhys Prize, Dylan Thomas Award, PEN Open Book Award and won the 2010 Betty Trask Prize from the Society of Authors. She was named one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists in 2013. Her novel The Orchard of Lost Souls, set at the beginning of the civil war in Somalia in 1988, is published this month by Farrar, Strauss and Giroux.

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